convert a 65 4 door into a 2 door

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convert a 65 4 door into a 2 door

Postby luisbastias » Wed May 16, 2018 6:59 pm

hello, i´m new on this forum and i have a 65´comet 202 4 door sedan and i´m converting it into a 2 door... my question is if some of you have done this before. I would appreciate if you can help me especially with the doors measures.

thank you very much. :D :D :D
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Re: convert a 65 4 door into a 2 door

Postby wvfarmboy » Mon May 28, 2018 6:40 pm

verry interesting< can you post picturs? be easier to just sell it and get a 2 dr.
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Re: convert a 65 4 door into a 2 door

Postby luisbastias » Thu Jun 21, 2018 7:19 pm

wvfarmboy wrote:verry interesting< can you post picturs? be easier to just sell it and get a 2 dr.


yeah, it would be much more easier to do that, but in my country there isn't any 1965 2 door comets
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Re: convert a 65 4 door into a 2 door

Postby poboyjo65 » Thu Jun 21, 2018 7:32 pm

I measured my 2 dr hardtop & it is 48 5/8'' long just above the door handle. what country are you in?
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Re: convert a 65 4 door into a 2 door

Postby popscomet » Thu Jun 21, 2018 10:25 pm

jmo...I'd leave it 4door.....it'll never have that wow facter !! just my opinion,,,,good luck with ever way you decide to go...you ask...I told you...…...POP
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Re: convert a 65 4 door into a 2 door

Postby afx1964 » Fri Jun 22, 2018 9:43 am

That's a fairly common conversion on the mid 60's mopar products. Without a doubt it is a lot of work and really takes a few 2 door parts to make it work out right. That said, if 2 doors aren't available where you are and that is what you want, why not go for it? Make the car what you want. Other opinions really shouldn't count.
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Re: convert a 65 4 door into a 2 door

Postby Groover » Fri Jun 22, 2018 11:19 am

Assuming you move ahead, please post lots of photos :shock: :o :D
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Re: convert a 65 4 door into a 2 door

Postby bigdan » Fri Jun 22, 2018 1:56 pm

Most important are you wanting to convert it to a hardtop or sedan? Hardtop would require a new roof as well. If I was doing it I would buy a set of whoever doors and go for it!

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Re: convert a 65 4 door into a 2 door

Postby poboyjo65 » Fri Jun 22, 2018 5:31 pm

this guy did something kind of similar. he started with a 4 dr wagon.now it's a 2dr,chopped top,laid back windshield which is now a hardtop windshield, ( 3-4'' shorter than sedan windshield),I think he said he used the top leading edge of a HT roof,,,and made it a sedan delivery. I believe he said he got the B pillar & part of the quarter. & looks like vent windows from a hardtop.

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you can see the difference next to this falcon sedan delivery
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Re: convert a 65 4 door into a 2 door

Postby luisbastias » Sat Jun 23, 2018 8:13 pm

poboyjo65 wrote:I measured my 2 dr hardtop & it is 48 5/8'' long just above the door handle. what country are you in?

hi, thanks for the precious info, i appreciate it a lot now i can continue with my project. I´m from chile and the measurement are in inches right? by the way you have a very nice car, congratulations it's awesome.
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Re: convert a 65 4 door into a 2 door

Postby luisbastias » Sat Jun 23, 2018 8:17 pm

bigdan wrote:Most important are you wanting to convert it to a hardtop or sedan? Hardtop would require a new roof as well. If I was doing it I would buy a set of whoever doors and go for it!

Dan


sedan, hard top would be nice, but as i said before i haven´t seen any 65 2 door comets in my country... i mean there are some, but from other years. the other option was a falcon sprint, but the models available were already restored.
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Re: convert a 65 4 door into a 2 door

Postby luisbastias » Sat Jun 23, 2018 8:39 pm

thank you very much guys for your help, I appreciate it. soon i´ll post some pictures of the process.
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Re: convert a 65 4 door into a 2 door

Postby poboyjo65 » Sat Jun 23, 2018 9:19 pm

luisbastias wrote: the measurement are in inches right?


Yes 48 & 5/8 inches.

luisbastias wrote: by the way you have a very nice car, congratulations it's awesome.


Thanks you ! :D
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